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Penderel’s Oak, London

Posted on 24. Nov, 2011 by in Pubs

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Penderel's Oak, London

Penderel’s Oak is a central London JD Wetherspoon pub that serves a good selection of ales.

Location and Interior

The pub is located on High Holborn in the centre of London. It occupies the ground floor and cellar of Penderel House, named after Richard Penderel. At the end of the Civil War, in 1652, he helped King Charles II to escape from Cromwell’s troops by hiding the royal fugitive in an oak tree on his country estate.

The interior is much larger than the exterior suggest with a seating area as you walk in and then the bar set further back inside. The main bar area has a number of booths set against the walls with each having their own bookshelves.

At the rear is a outside drinking area which is not that common in this part of London.

Downstairs is a cellar bar with what is apparently the largest space available for hire in any pub in London.

The Beer

12 hand pumps are available stocked with a mixture of ale and cider. I visited in October during their 2-week long beer festival and all pumps with a variety of festival ales and ciders.

According to Des de Moor, the pub usually serves more unusual guest ales competed to the majority of other Wetherspoon pubs.

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Venue Location

Penderel’s Oak

283-288 High Holborn



Tel: 020 7242 5669

(Twitter: @awv)

Beer Taster, Pub Attendee, Photo Taker

Robert Gale likes beer, pubs and beer festivals. He also likes to take photos of beer, pubs and beer festivals. Most weekends of the year you can find him travelling around the UK (and sometimes beyond) photographing and reviewing good quality pubs and beer festivals. He also has a day job in the form of a web developer for Ozum.

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